Yearly Archives: 2014

Biot Butt Blue Winged Olive Klinkhammer

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This past week I have been tying every BWO pattern I can get my hands on.  My work has been in anticipation of dropping water levels, after massive rainfall, that has blown out everything in Oregon including the Metolius these past few

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RMP – Summer Steelhead Fly

    This fly has been floating in my head since I first saw a picture of Dec Hogan’s B&O fly. Purple is one of my favorite Steelhead colors and red is a great compliment to the two tones of

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I love tying Steelhead Flies

I discovered this week that it had been nearly 3 months since I even tried to catch a trout and at least six months since I tied a single trout fly.  I have been absolutely obsessed with chasing Summer Steelhead

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Bright Sunny Days, Clear Water and Red Flies

As we head into the fall the color red has been on my mind.  My box really doesn’t have much red as I am usually all about the purple, black and blue.  I am one to worry about such things,

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Green Butt “No Skunk”

I am such a fan of the Lady Caroline and wanted to come up with a hybrid cross version that would fish higher up on the Lower Deschutes where the fish seem to like more buggy and natural looking flies.

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Trout Counting and Investing

I just had my first epic day of the non-winter fishing season, it had very little to do with the number of trout brought to hand. It has become a bit of a tradition in our household to take a

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How to make furled leaders – Simple

I have been researching furled leaders for the last few years. Every time I commit to figuring it out I am always overwhelmed in the complexity of the instructions. What I found is that the process is elementary simple but

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Seed Bead Rubber Leg Stimulator

I will close the series on enhancing your flies with Glass or Plastic “Seed” beads with this improved Stimulator dry-fly.  As we begin to think about Salmon Fly season mere months away, this is a perfect pattern for bringing a monster from the

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